Hey guys, after watching Accel World anime and loving it, I'd like to hear your guys' suggestions on which anime I should watch. Just so you guys know: I prefer Fantasy, Romance, Action, and dubbed, though if it's not dubbed, I will probably just watch it subbed. I also prefer no horror, or even hentai. That is just WAY too much for me.
That's right, I had a change of heart in anime after hating for a while. Now I don't even know why I even hated it in the first place. PLEASE don't call me a hypocrite for this, I'm not. Plus, calling someone a hypocrite when they had a change of heart and decide to try something new just makes them feel discouraged.
This is not a troll or joke, so don't freak out or accuse me of it.
I'm glad you are having a change of heart. Let's see, I would definitely recommend JoJo's Bizarre Adventure - It's an action with a nice dose of humor. Doesn't take itself too seriously.
Maybe check out Gurren Lagann, another action series that gets over the top. It slows down a bit in the second half, but the ending is just so ridiculous it's totally worth it.
Chuunibyou I enjoyed. It's romance and comedy. There's a second season, but the first season had such a perfect ending and the second season got such bad reviews, I haven't watched it.
Death Note is a classic. It's not fantasy, romance, or action, more of a psychological thriller. It's the tale of two geniuses engaged in a battle of wits, constantly trying to outsmart each other. The dub is also decent, I guess.
serial experiments lain (mystery, sci-fi)
flcl (comedy, action)
puella magi madoka magica (drama, horror (yes i know, but it's worth it), magical girl)
nichijou (surreal comedy, slice of life)
cardcaptor sakura (magical girl)
the gundam series (mecha, military sci-fi (some), shounen (some))
the macross series (mecha, space opera)
evangelion (mecha, psychological horror, depression simulator, 2deep4u)
slayers (fantasy, early 90s snes rpgs the anime)
guin saga (fantasy)
dirty pair (buddy cop, comedy, yes i know the name sounds mad lewd, p sure there's no porn in it)
urusei yatsura (comedy, romance)
yu yu hakusho (action, supernatural)
ghost in the shell, ghost in the shell: stand alone complex (science fiction)
cowboy bebop (space western)
azumanga daioh (comedy, slice of life)
And I also recall a few animes Magiluigi suggested to me on IRC.
-Panty & Stocking with Gurterbelt (though he warned me it's lewd)
-Welcome to the N.H.K.
I forgot the others. Also, finally, I'm actually relieved and surprised that nobody suggested "Boku No Pico" or however it was, since Eevee warned me that it was a hentai about little boys dressing up as girls. Yeesh...
Kill La Kill. One of my favorite anime of all time. Totally over-the-top and ridiculous. Basically Gurren Lagann- Shoujo Ver. Has truckloads of Fanservice, so you find yourself turned away if you don't have a high tolerance for that. Though the Fanservice is actually played with in quite an interesting way, as well as being surprisingly equal opportunity (by the climax, nearly every named character- male and female- is traipsing about half-naked). Great dub.
Soul Eater. Classic Shonen with gothic sensibilities ala Tim Burton. Great action sequences and likeable heroes/heroines. Spirals off into an anime-only Gecko Ending, which might rub some people the wrong way, though I personally didn't mind. Also has the distinction of being the first anime I ever watched 'as anime', back when I still tried to sing along to the opening songs. (Yes, I was a bit of a dork back then, why do you ask?)
Gurren Lagann. How could I not recommend this awesome show? Seriously. Just watch it. If you call yourself a fan of fantasy/action anime and haven't watched TTGL yet, you're doing yourself a disservice. 'Row wow, fight da powah!!'
Kekkai Sensen. Supernatural detectives in a fantasy melting pot version of New York. It's crazy, eclectic, funny and seriously dramatic when it wants to be. Also has a great and charismatic main villain. Very much on the episodic side, though.
Unlimited Blade Works (TV). Adaption of the <UBW> route of the famous Visual Novel Fate/Stay Night. One of the many series in the 'survival game' format, with modern-day magicians ('Magi') engaging in a tournament of sorts with mythological figures from across history, with ultimate power as the reward. Definite romantic undertones (to be expected since it's adapted from an eroge). Also sports jaw-dropping animation and some of the best action scenes from any anime in recent memory. Dub is so-so, it wasn't bad but it didn't capture some of the characters as much as it could have (though some were spot-on).
Seven Deadly Sins: Light-hearted fantasy series about a group of feared criminals called the Seven Deadly Sins. Despite their fiercesome reputation, they're all pretty swell (though odd) characters who the princess/heroine goes searching for to help fight the real enemies, the corrupt Holy Knights. Sounds kind of dark from the description, but it's pretty much like Fairy Tail in terms of tone (maybe slightly darker at times). Lots of quirky characters and whacky antics, mixed with some quite intense and over-the-top action scenes. The relationship between perverted-but-lovable Dragon Sin Meliodas and naïve everygirl Elizabeth is also a major part of the show, so that hits your 'romance' button as well. Be warned- there's a rather skeevy running gag where the hero (Meliodas) routinely gropes the heroine (Elizabeth) 'somewhat' against her will, which is played for comedy and Fanservice (the only one to take issue with it is a talking pig). So if that kind of stuff bothers you, then you might want to avoid this one, or at least look away when that stuff happens.